Global Patent Index - EP 0981109 A2

EP 0981109 A2 20000223 - Image display method and apparatus

Title (en)

Image display method and apparatus

Title (de)

Bildanzeigeverfahren und -Gerät

Title (fr)

Méthode et appareil d'affichage d'une image


EP 0981109 A2 20000223 (EN)


EP 99306376 A 19990812


JP 22968798 A 19980814

Abstract (en)

In order to enable observation of the solid (three-dimensional) structure of a three-dimensional tissue and the relationship between the three-dimensional tissue and its surrounding tissue in one screen, the present method and apparatus extracts a three-dimensional tissue such as a blood vessel (K) from data acquired from a subject; produces a cross-sectional image of a cross section intersecting the three-dimensional tissue; produces a convex three-dimensional image visualizing the wall surface of the three-dimensional tissue on the front side relative to the cross section; and produces a composite image (Gs) of the convex three-dimensional image and the cross-sectional image for display. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G06T 17/40

IPC 8 full level

A61B 5/055 (2006.01); A61B 6/03 (2006.01); G06T 1/00 (2006.01); G06T 15/00 (2006.01); G06T 15/08 (2011.01); G06T 17/40 (2006.01); G06T 19/20 (2011.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06T 19/00 (2013.01); G06T 2219/008 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)


Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0981109 A2 20000223; EP 0981109 A3 20040114; JP 2000051202 A 20000222

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99306376 A 19990812; JP 22968798 A 19980814